Media release

Bill Shorten blows his stack at Clive Palmer

Federal Leader of the United Australia Party, Clive Palmer, has responded to the personal attacks made against him by Labor Leader Bill Shorten, saying they are untrue and defamatory.

“Bill Shorten made some untrue and defamatory comments about me today merely because I have offered to serve the Australian people,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“We need to be positive in this country and it is not helpful to Australia if we continue to attack individuals merely because they offer themselves for public service.

“Public service has no reward, history is its only reward,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“Politicians of all political parties should be positive and put forward the best ideas for Australia.

“We have to put Australia first and do all we can to improve the living standards of our fellow Australians,’’ Mr Palmer said.